Prishtina, 24 January 2012 The Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Gani Koci, received today Zelko Knezicek, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mining of the Tuzla Canton, accompanied by a group of businessmen from this canton. The meeting was focused on finding cooperation possibilities in the sphere of energy, especially in the mining sector, since the Canton of Tuzla is peculiar for holding 56% of the entire coal reserve of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Using this occasion, Deputy Minister Koci claimed that cooperation with countries that are experience in the mining sphere is Kosovos interest. Exchange of experiences in the energy and mining sector is welcome for Kosovo, as our country possesses significant energy capacities. Thus, such cooperation would be beneficial for both parties, said Koci.
For his part, Minister Knezicek invited Deputy Minister Koci for a visit to the Canton of Tuzla, in order to become closely acquainted with this countrys experiences in the mining sector; as such experience exchange would further advance the cooperation in this sphere.
Knezicek also confirmed that the presence of businessmen from Bosnia and Herzegovina represents an additional step that will support the establishment of closer ties, which should be highly appreciated. Otherwise, this meeting with senior cantonal representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the first such meeting held by senior officials of the Ministry of Economic Development.